October 15, 2008 |
The U.S. government pledged to give El Salvador $2.6 million to fight gangs. The money will be used over the next year to help authorities investigate violent gangs, contain their recruiting and improve the country's prison system. Central American immigrants living in the U.S. in the 1980s started the Mara gangs, which spread to Central America in the 1990s as the U.S. began massive deportations of convicted criminals.
February 7, 1985 |
The first planeload of Cubans to be deported will include many of the 99 patients housed at a mental hospital in Washington, D.C., an immigration official said Wednesday. Louis Richard, district director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Atlanta, said that the second planeload probably will include some of the 1,487 refugees detained at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. "The first group will be from St. Elizabeths," Richard said.
April 21, 1989 |
A chartered flight has returned 120 illegal aliens to their native countries as part of what federal authorities say is one of the largest mass deportations in recent U.S. history. The aliens had been detained in the Rio Grande Valley after being rejected for political asylum. They were flown Thursday to San Salvador in an aircraft chartered by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for $32,000. The new charter program is designed to reduce costs associated with sending the Central Americans home, said INS District Director Jerry Sewell.
April 11, 1986 |
Documents leaked to news organizations that linked former U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to Nazi wartime atrocities were altered, an official in his presidential campaign said today. Michael Graff, secretary general of the Austrian Peoples Party, released two documents he said had clearly been doctored to indicate that Waldheim knew about the deportations of Greek Jews to Polish death camps and about Nazi retaliation against Yugoslav partisans.
March 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez of Chicago, a key player in the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform, said Tuesday that he is hopeful that Congress will act on the issue in early April after the Easter recess. “Immigration is incredibly complicated,” Gutierrez told reporters, saying he did not expect a legislation, or even a bipartisan set of principles, to be introduced in the House this week. He said he hopes instead that the process “will move forward quickly” in the House and Senate when lawmakers return the week of April 8. Key Republicans have departed from hard-line positions of the past, he noted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1988
Conrad aptly draws attention to the misconception invented by Israel's aggressive propaganda machine that there are no Palestinians to talk peace with--a myth perpetuated to obscure Israel's state-administered genocide against the Palestinian people and its state-administered worldwide terrorism against Palestinian leadership. The Palestinian people chose a leadership to represent them. Their leadership has been willing for over a decade to negotiate peace. Israel conveniently denies this fact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1988
Having accepted U.N. Resolutions 242 and 338 and renouncing terrorism, the Palestine National Council has met demands by the United States as negotiators for the legitimate rights due the Palestinian people. It is time for the U.S. to take a balanced view. We should recognize the democratic aspirations of the Palestinians. We should morally question our financing of a military machine that shoots 9- and 14-year-old boys and girls in the head and back (Part I, Nov. 18). Blood and hatred should be the history and not the future if we don't waffle and waive our responsibility.
August 28, 1988 |
Police on Saturday found the body of an 8-year-old Jewish boy whose head was crushed with a rock, and they said Palestinian guerrillas may have killed him, Israel Radio reported. The report said police in the northern port city of Haifa discovered the boy's body in a dry riverbed in his hometown of Kiryat Tivon, 10 miles south of Haifa. Police found his skull cap, a sign that he was religiously observant, and a large rock that may have been the murder weapon, near the body, the radio said.